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    OC Transpo's best bus is a NovaBus Classic.

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    In order:
    1. OC Transpo
    2. STO

    Favourite OC bus models:
    1.GM/MCI/NovaBus Classics (prefer NovaBus though.)
    2. 1989/1992 D40s (Greatly prefer the 1992s due to the black window frames and the A/C housing.)
    3. 1991-1992 Orion Vs (I seem to be a lot more into these as of recently)
    4. 76xx-82xx Fishbowls
    5. 1998 Orion Vs

    Favourite low floor models:
    1. ISL D60LFs
    2. Inveroes
    3. D60LFRs
    4. Double deckers
    5. Hybrid VIIs (something had to come in last, plus would have been better as a diesel bus.)

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  1. Klaus J. Gerken posted this photo on Facebook a few years ago. This photo is of OC Transpo 9317 and was taken in June 2004. EDIT: Here are a few more taken March 2001-January 2003. 9209 with its Balios sign and old livery in January 2002. 1992 Orion V with the rear completely covered in snow in January 2002. Also taken in January 2002, 9145. Taken around April 2002. Another 1992 Orion V. Taken January 2003. Bus is 9329. 9247 and 4108 are both waiting for passengers at a Transitway station. Taken in March 2001. 9247 was repainted as of August 2000.
  2. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    OC Bus Spottings

    5174 still has the red priority seating decal, seen at 08:02. 6383 was seen on 103 Moodie at 08:15 today traveling down Carling. 8156 was on 85 Bayshore at Carling/Holland at 15:14.
  3. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Nice to see! So from what I gather, 4601, 4602, and 4607 are ready to go? I find that the maple leaf at the back resembles the Classics more so than the D60LF/Rs. I will say that the back looks odd because it's not painted all red like our current buses. I do have mixed feelings about the two curves on the side. Does anybody know why OC went with ZF transmissions instead of Allison?
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    OC Bus Spottings

    4494 ( Or was it 4497? can't recall) had issues with its next stop announcement system while on 101 St. Laurent today. The voice sounded creepy and it was played in slow motion. Kind of reminded me of a robot voice. 5121 has now gotten its wrap off and was seen on 80 MacFarlane today at Merivale and Mayview at 08:01. 5047 now has a different driver's side wrap. Similar to the older Moosehead Beer ad but with updated wording from what I've seen at a quick glance.
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    Misc. OC Transpo & STO Questions & Discussion

    I was under the impression that the 80xx buses were 4.149m while the 81xx buses were 4.114m. Is that not the case?
  6. Here's a photo of 9147 by J.Veerkamp. The interesting thing I noticed was that this bus seemed to have the black railway decal at the back. When did these get removed? I know the GM Classics and the 90XX D40s came with this sticker, but does anybody know if the MCI/Novabus Classics, 92XX D40s, and 92XX Orion Vs came with it?
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    General LOL moments

    The person in the photo isn't me. It was just the best photo of a large shopping bag that I could find.
  8. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    General LOL moments

    Are you sure you didn't intend on getting an Orion? They're good buses I find. You may want to go down to the place called the "Orion Bus Shop" in your city to pick out an Orion bus. Don't worry, they have every kind of Orion bus model to choose from too. (just kidding) As for getting it home, you may want to get this:
  9. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    Video Games!

    I would say that Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey are some great must have games. I've had lots of fun playing those. The reason why I'm not recommending Zelda is because I personally do not like it. I've only played it once.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    God damn. I want to send my condolences out to the three victims and their families. My thoughts are with the families during this distressing and difficult time.
  11. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    OC Bus Spottings

    4356 on 101 St. Laurent going down Carling at 15:08. 5063 was on 80 Barrhaven Centre going down Holland and onto the Westgate Centre stop at 15:25. 5077 was on 80 Tunney's Pasture at 15:09 turning onto Holland still carrying that orange wrap.
  12. I was watching NewsSix Ottawa which is where these photos came from. Here are some screenshots I found of OC Transpo 9225 while in a winter storm in 1999. The bus had gotten stuck. A few seconds later in the video, you can see a 1991 Orion V dropping off passengers.
  13. It looks to have been 1999 because there was another photo of 8796 on the 13 Nepean Centre. As of January 2, 2000, that route was phased out. I've seen some of his other photos during the same era and some buses have the blue RMOC sticker. Fun fact: 9132 and 9149 had both been repainted in the leaf livery by September 2000 according to my list. EDIT: I just realized that 9132 was already starting to show some minor rust under the windows.
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    OC Bus Spottings

    6443 on 88 Terry Fox going down Baseline at 13:00.
  15. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    Whats up with the board

    Actually I take that back. It hasn't been fine lately. For the past few days it's been constantly not loading for me. The board was down for three hours yesterday.